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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 19, 2010 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So Many Roads........ of Pig

Ha!

Yeah, as you and micah allude to, though, I really thought his true niche was the almost "solo" style, blues-esque, down in the dumps, life done me wrong sorts of tunes...Operator is a more upbeat example, of course. But the in your face, leader of the dance band "production" was his calling in the early live shows, IMHO (ie, the long numbers with the raps).

For me, having been obsessed with the Early Era so long, the raps and such for some of his songs (MHr, LL, GMLSG) just became somewhat repetitive, etc., so I wore myself out on em. I do recognize that the big show stopping number was all PP in those early yrs, however diminished he might have been in terms of other contributions to the "production"!

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 19, 2010 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So Many Roads........ of Pig

it just takes so long to get to that Mojo hand...

would've liked to hear more Pig on the harp.

as to non-heads in the vicinity, let 'em eat cake!